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January 2014

Reception for Prospective Docents

January 13, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lotusland plans a coffee reception for prospective docents at 9:30 AM on Monday, January 13. Visitors to Lotusland, a 37-acre botanic garden in Montecito, are treated to botanical and historical information about the estate, interpreted by docents who undergo extensive training to prepare them for giving public tours. The coffee reception offers an opportunity to learn more about docent training and to meet some of the very knowledgeable docents who currently lead tours at Lotusland. If you are interested in…

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March 2014

Ganna Walska: Enemy of the Average

March 1, 2014 - May 17, 2014

Lotusland proudly presents "Enemy of the Average", a multi-media installation showcasing Madame Walska’s unique persona and the results of her indefatigable drive and tenacious nature. This extraordinary exhibition opens Saturday, March 1. Archival photographs, film footage, recordings and personal belongings will be on display in the Lotusland Pavilion gallery, providing an opportunity to learn more about the accomplishments of this remarkable diva who has captivated the world. In her autobiography, "Always Room at the Top," Madame Ganna Walska proclaims herself…

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July 2014

Lotusland Celebrates 2014: Once Upon a Time . . .

July 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lotusland Celebrates: Once Upon a Time

Lotusland's signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the Summer. For more information please contact Courtney at ctentler@lotusland.org or 805-969-3767 x116. This year’s theme is devoted to the mystery and mischief of fairy tales. You will be bewitched as traditional fables and fairy tales come to life in the enchanted gardens of Lotusland. Your favorite characters will be in attendance; large and small, good and bad, virtuous and wicked. The event will take…

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July 2017

Lotusland Celebrates: Avant Garden

July 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lotusland’s signature event, Lotusland Celebrates: Avant Garden, our annual fundraising gala, is the hottest ticket of Santa Barbara’s summer social scene and is always a sold-out affair. Space is limited. Join us to celebrate Madame Ganna Walska's avant-garde style and help raise critical financial support to maintain her world-renowned garden. Avant Garden will be an exceptional party featuring iconic Italian fashion house Valentino presenting installations in Lotusland's memorable gardens followed by an elegant seated dinner on the grand lawn.   Experience an elegant garden odyssey with fantastic avant-garde surprises including…

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March 2018

Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Lotusland Story

March 9

Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Lotusland Story To begin Lotusland’s 25th season, we kick off a year-long celebration with our main exhibit, Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Story of Lotusland. On display in the Pavillion, visitors are able to view the fascinating history of Lotusland and learn about all those who contributed to making the garden what it is today. The exhibit will run through May 19. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990.

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May 2018

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour-SOLD OUT

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The perfect treat for someone special in your life! This event is sold out and has a waiting list. One of our most popular events is celebrating Mother’s Day—the Saturday before Mother’s Day— by touring the garden, enjoying tea and refreshments on our pavilion patio. The tours are docent-led or members may explore the garden on their own. This is the perfect treat for someone special in your life! Tickets are $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers and $45 for children ages 3–12. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling…

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July 2018

LotusFest! 2018 sold-out

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is sold out. There is no better place for a party than Lotusland A wine and beer tasting festival in Santa Barbara’s most exquisite setting. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of libations, live music and delectable hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake.  This is a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon exploring the garden while sampling some of the area’s finest wines and beers. Musical guests Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan.…

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Lotusland Celebrates: Gems of the Garden

July 28 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lotusland's signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the Summer. The event is sold-out. See Below for wait-list information. This year’s Lotusland Celebrates gala will be beyond your wildest imagination! Our 2018 celebration, Lotus Rising - Gems of the Garden on Saturday, July 28 from 3:30 until 8:00 in the evening will be an elegant garden sojourn honoring Lotusland’s 25th Anniversary as a public garden, celebrating our community’s resilience, and sharing the rich…

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October 2018

2018 Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale SOLD OUT

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Ultimate Plant Party. This signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Lotusland with wine, specialty cocktails and sumptuous hors d'oeuvres served on the lawn. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a more than a dozen very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other collectible plants and garden items will be offered during a silent auction, and for those impatient plant lovers,…

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